Four minutes and 13 seconds is a decent improvement over 5: Audio Grabbing And Seek Performance. It appears that 12x double-layer recordable media is practically non-existent in North America or in Europe. So this machine has been runing Windows 7 for a year and no issues with the drive while on Windows 7 other than this one? I also put these discs through a “stress test” by reading them back at 16x with the DW

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By reading these discs back at this speed, we can see if there are any readability issues caused by the number of errors or high levels of jitter.

As I mentioned earlier, the drive we received from Optiarc did not come with any software or documentation. Nevertheless, it covers all of the basics including how to install the drive in your computer and hook up the cables. The region can be changed five times and after that it cannot be changed anymore. For DVD writers the performance tests are broken down into four sections: Just keep in mind that like with any OEM drive, it’s up to the vendor as to whether or not you will receive any documentation or software.

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The drive Optiarc sent us for this review was manufactured in February of and had firmware 1. For this test I used Pure Funk. By looking at the KProbe screenshots, you can see that the discs burned by the drive had a low number of C1 errors and there were no C2 errors at all.


The ADS performed pretty well in our packet writing tests. Using outdated or corrupt Optiarc ADS drivers can cause system errors, crashes, and cause your computer or hardware to fail.

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Each benchmark test has been run three times. From this information we can see what the drive’s average speed was and how many errors it generated.

Revenge of the Sith using Nero Showtime. So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 parts to not function while the others do so properly.

Did this solve your problem? Needless to say, it took only a couple of minutes to install Optiarc’s DVD writer in our test computer.

Bicycle – Mark Twain said it right. Be sure to ask for specific keys involved as well as the settings. Manually try this fix if the Fixit did not work http: At this speed, it took the drive a little more than 4 minutes to write an entire 4.

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Along with smaller cable size, one of the biggest benefits of Serial ATA is its ease of installation. Read And Write Speeds. Then work your way through these – remember the drive could be bad, could have a loose cable or slight corrosion on the contacts usually for a laptop and other issues. The Sony Optiarc ADS is shipping now and can be purchased through some ootiarc the online vendors found on Pricegrabber.


This program queries the drive to see what its reading and writing capabilities are. Sorry this didn’t help. The manual also has a brief section on how to use the ADS.

Sequential Read Performance Benchmark Results: By looking at the picture below you can see the drive’s SATA interface and power connector. While its seek times were a little higher than I would have liked, the drive was able to read pressed and CD-R media at speeds as high as 48x. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to ad-72400s thread.

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Double clicking the drive path in my computer will cause the drive to open, so I know it is responding, but nothing I insert to it will read. Off by default, this LED lights up green when the drive is reading or writing. I have the same question